Disputes and disagreements are a fact of business life and it is inevitable that some will prove impossible to resolve via normal commercial negotiation. If this is the case, you can rely on us to fight your corner with tenacity and intelligence.
“Clients say: “They genuinely care and take as much interest in our business as we do.”
Chambers UK, 2011
When faced with any problem, our objective is to add value to your business, proposing creative solutions and at all times keeping the commercial reality of the situation at the forefront of our thinking. To avoid unwelcome surprises, we will assist you in evaluating the strengths and limitations of your position at an early stage. We will take care to select the most appropriate route and strategy, whilst providing tailored advice, grounded in industry-specific knowledge and expertise.
Our clients range in size from multi-national corporations and major public companies to entrepreneurial, single shareholder private companies in many and varied sectors, including Advertising, Aviation, Beauty, Entertainment, Insolvency, Live Events, Music, Pharmaceuticals, Property, Publishing, Retail and Fashion, Technology, Sport and Telecommunications.
We can provide you with specialist expertise on:
- Pre-action advice and dispute resolution strategy
- Interim Injunctions (including Freezing Orders, Search Orders and Norwich Pharmacal Orders)
- Commercial Trial Litigation
- Property Litigation
- Charities Litigation
- Regulatory, including industry-specific tribunals and appeals
- Other forms of ADR.
CLIENTS AND WORK HIGHLIGHTS
We handle complex and high value Commercial Litigation, regularly conducting trial litigation and bringing and resisting substantial applications for injunctions and other interim relief on behalf of our clients. We also have extensive experience in conducting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures such as mediation, arbitration, expert determination and other industry-specific ADR procedures (applicable for example, in the worlds of entertainment and sport). This allows us to “hit the ground running” even when instructed to deal with unusual or specialist disputes.
Due to the contentious nature of Litigation and other forms of Dispute Resolution, confidentiality and sensitivity to our clients’ PR objectives is one of our central concerns. As a matter of policy we do not identify specific clients (and/or disputes) by name unless the proceedings are a matter of public knowledge and our clients are happy for us to do so.
Debt & Fraud Claims
We are advising a businessman in the Middle East on a multitude of debt claims and allegations of fraud brought against him and his companies totaling $9billion arising from the collapse of the world financial markets in 2008. The firm’s role is to handle litigation taking place in England, and to oversee and co-ordinate litigation and strategy with teams of professionals in other jurisdictions, notably the Cayman Islands, Bahrain, Switzerland and the US.
High Court Royalty-related Claims
We were instructed by a multinational pharmaceutical corporation on two directly inter-related pieces of litigation in respect of the exploitation of the worldwide rights in a pharmaceutical product. The settlement achieved amounted to a multi-million dollar saving for our client.
We were instructed to pursue substantial claims in the Technology and Construction Court against a number of parties involved in the development, design and construction of a substantial residential property.
Defence of a Claim for Procuring a Breach of Contract
We were instructed to defend a substantial claim for Procuring a Breach of Contract. During the course of the proceedings, the firm successfully applied to set aside a Search Order and Freezing Order, resolved the subsequent Inquiry into Damages suffered by our clients by agreement and obtained numerous Orders as to costs in our clients’ favour.
We are instructed by a major international airline to defend a multi-million pound contractual claim relating to the termination of a services agreement.